Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Apple of Your Eye

Apple Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, there’s no better time to show that special someone how much you care. Give your loved ones the gift of technology this Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s an iPad, iPhone or iPod, iOS devices are a great way to show your loved ones just how important they are to you. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a gift with a personal touch. Make it a gift that your Valentine will never forget by adding a personal laser-engraved message to any iPod or iPad. Or for something truly personal, showcase your crafty side with iPhoto’s photo books and cards. Whether its sentimental or practical that you’re looking for – Apple’s got something for every Valentine this year.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

ipad-vday-hero-l-2014iPad Air ($519) is the ultimate gift for the one that you love, bringing the power of lightness to the latest generation of iPad. Featuring a stunning 9.7 inch Retina display in a new lighter, pencil-thin design, iPad Air is precision-engineered to weigh just one pound. Thin, light, and incredibly powerful, you can do so much more, with so much less.

BIG THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES

iPad mini with Retina display ($419) – This Valentine’s Day give your loved one a little something more with iPad mini with Retina display. Small enough to fit in their hand (or handbag) iPad mini with Retina display brings all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text and detail in the same amazingly thin and light design. With the powerful and power-efficient Apple-designed A7 chip, ultrafast wireless, iOS 7, and access to more than 500,000 apps designed specifically for iPad, the mini with Retina display is the only small tablet to deliver the full iPad experience. With up to 10 hours of battery life, it’s a small wonder.

FOR THE COLOURFUL

Colour is more than just a hue. It expresses feeling, makes a statement, declares allegiance and shows your love. Give the gift of colour this Valentine’s Day to brighten up your loved one’s day.

Blushing in PINK

iphone 5CiPhone 5c ($599), in five anything-but-shy colours including pink. It’s not just for lovers of colour. It’s for the colourful….and with an A6 chip. 8MP iSight camera. 4-inch Retina display. Ultrafast LTE wireless, and iOS 7, it does everything you need in a phone…and so much more. Show your affection with personality this Valentine’s Day.

iPod touch ($229), iPod nano ($149), and iPod shuffle ($49) Give the gift of music – in colour, all engineered for maximum funness and maximum sound. Whether you simply want to clip, tap and play with the iPod shuffle, kick your fitness up a notch with the iPod nano, or do a bit of everything with your iPod touch: capture images with the iSight camera, share them through your social channels, game, surf, or stay in touch with your Valentine via iMessage and FaceTime. And with personal engraving, you can customize any iPod with your own special love note.

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APP-ENABLED ACCESSORIES

Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Tracker – Pink ($99.95)
The Fitbit Flex activity tracker encourages you to make fitness a lifestyle. Start wearing this slim, stylish device all the time and it will work with the app on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Fitbit.com on your Mac to get you motivated.

Nike+ FuelBandSE – Pink ($149.95)
NikeFuel is a single, universal way to measure all kinds of activities—from your morning workout to your big night out. This uniquely designed metric applies to whole-body movement no matter your age, weight, or gender.

(RED) with EXCITEMENT

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Not only is RED the colour of love, but it can also be a reason to give a gift that gives back. When you purchase (PRODUCT) RED merchandise, Apple gives a portion of the purchase price to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS in Africa. Since its introduction, (PRODUCT)RED has generated more than $215 million for the Global Fund — more than $65 million from Apple alone. You can help make an impact by purchasing a (PRODUCT) RED iPod or (PRODUCT) RED accessories for iPhone and iPad. Be (RED) this Valentine’s Day by giving a gift that gives back!

A PERSONAL TOUCH

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Make it a gift your Valentine will never forget by adding a personal laser-engraved message to any iPod or iPad. It’s easy and it’s free. Give it that special touch with our beautiful signature gift box and red ribbon through the Apple Online Store. Say it with music and load their new iPod with a playlist of your favorite songs, or let your Valentine choose with an iTunes gift. If you can’t be there to see your special someone in person, see them smile when you say “I Love You” with FaceTime on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac.

DIY GIFTS

This Valentine’s Day, show your sweetheart your crafty and thoughtful side by creating one‑of‑a‑kind Valentine’s Day cards, books, calendars – even a song! These gifts are not only great for significant others, but also for parents, grandparents and kids.

iPhoto for iOS Print Products (Photo Books)
This Valentine’s Day, surprise your sweetheart with a personalized gift that captures your favorite moments together with iPhoto’s beautiful photo books created just for them on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. With iPhoto for iOS, you can create one-of-a-kind hardcover photo books and order your favorite photos as prints (even Panoramas)! iPhoto comes free with any new iOS device, hardcover photo books start at just $24.99, prints start at just $0.12 each, and posters start at just $12.99 each.

iPhoto on the Mac Print Products (Cards)
This Valentine’s Day, surprise your loved ones with an elegant, one of a kind letterpress card, personalized with your own photos and text, with iPhoto on the Mac.

iPhoto comes free with every new Mac, letterpress cards are $2.99, traditional flat cards are $0.99, and traditional folded cards are $1.49.

Makr iPad(Free)
With stylish Valentine’s Day themes, create beautiful custom cards and postcards. Or give a homemade gift a personal touch with custom stickers, labels and tags. Order professional prints or print at home just in time for the big day.

LaDiDa Universal ($2.99)
Woo your sweetie with a song! LaDiDa is a reverse karaoke app that uses artificial intelligence to help you sound like a professional singer. Sing or rap into your iPhone, and LaDiDa will analyze your voice and compose music to match.

PLAN THE PERFECT VALENTINE’S DAY

There can be a lot of expectation and pressure around Valentine’s Day – but planning the perfect date for your sweetie doesn’t have to be stressful! With over 1 million apps on the App store, get a little help from the experts and plan the perfect Valentine’s Day on your iPod, iPhone or iPod touch with just a few clicks. We’ve got you covered.

OpenTable Universal (Free)
Making Valentine’s Day dinner reservations last minute used to be a game of luck. OpenTable eliminates stress by letting you know what’s available at a glance.

Urban Daddy Universal (Free)
Select what you want to do and who you’re with, and we’ll give you a handpicked list of the nearest spots that fit the bill, complete with venue descriptions, photos and GPS-powered directions to get you there fast.

Uber Universal (Free)
Pick up your date out in style. On-demand service means no reservations required and no waiting in taxi lines.

Romantic Ideas Catalog Universal (Free)
Catalogue of romantic ideas to do with your partner.

Slots of Love Universal ($0.99)
Generate random romantic ideas and tips in a fun, interactive slot machine interface.

Red Stamp Universal (Free)
Turn up the romance by sending a personalized Valentine’s Day card and love note via email, text, Tweet, Facebook or Instagram right from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Couple Universal (Free)
Couple is the easiest way to stay in touch with the person you love. Post cute video messages share sketches, voice messages, your location, and even let your partner know that you’re thinking of them with just the push of a button.

Love Messenger iPad, iPhone ($0.99)
Send romantic and fun text messages with sounds, emoticons, clip art and more

Love Quotes iPad, iPhone (Free)
Cute and romantic love quotes for him and her.

Blue Nile Universal (Free)
In case you want your Valentine to become more!

STAYING IN FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Stay in this Valentine’s Day and plan a romantic dinner and movie night for two. After all – the way to the heart is through the stomach. With dozens of cooking and wine apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, we’ve got everything you need to prepare a homemade meal to impress your Valentine. Then, cuddle up on the couch for a romantic flick.

Yummly Universal (Free)
Yummly puts every recipe in the world in your pocket. Cook a delicious meal for your sweetheart with the most powerful recipe search, recipe recommendations just for you, and a smart shopping list.

Winebot Universal ($0.99)
The easiest way to learn about wine. Want to know what kind of wine goes well with the meal you’re making your Valentine? Ask Winebot. Receive recommendations in 30 seconds or less.

The Photo Cookbook – Baking Universal ($3.99)
Make your loved one something sweet. The Photo Cookbook – Baking clarifies the preparation of 60 recipes for cakes and pies, sweet and savoury pastries, cookies and breads.

Apple TV ($109)
Snuggle up with your sweetie to enjoy all your content on the widescreen TV. Apple TV gives you access to everything you want to see and hear — blockbuster movies (including your all-time favorite romantic comedies), TV shows, your music, videos and photos, plus news and sports. Apple TV also has innovative features that only Apple can deliver, including iTunes Radio, iCloud for Photo Sharing and AirPlay to wirelessly stream content from your Valentine’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You can even create a customized video or photo slideshow – nothing says ‘I love you’ like a personalized trip down memory lane.

Philips Hue Connected Bulb – Starter Pack $199.95
Set the ambiance with mood lighting, controlled all with your iPhone or iPad. Each Hue light bulb produces all shades of white, from warm to cold, and a wide variety of color.

LAST MINUTE VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTING

Apple can help you find the perfect gift (yes, even last minute) for your Valentine this year. Whether you’re traveling, busy, or just don’t have a lot of time to spare – all it takes is a few clicks on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

iTunes Gifts
Need a last-minute gift for your Valentine? Send an iTunes Gift on the iTunes Store from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac or PC, choose a theme and add a personal message. Then have your gift emailed on the spot, or pick a time for them to be delivered. Your recipients can redeem the gifts for exactly what they want — songs, movies, TV shows, apps, games, books, and more.

1800Flowers Universal (Free)
Send the perfect flowers even when you’re on the go.

SpaFinder Universal (Free)
Spoil your special someone with a spa appointment. Locate local spas, discover special offers and book treatments.

Apple Store Universal (Free)
With Personal Pickup you can shop from anywhere and have your order waiting for you or your loved one at the Apple Store of your choice, right away. With EasyPay, you can shop and check-out on your own without the help of a Specialist – simply scan and purchase accessories through the Apple Store app and you’re on your way, gift in hand for that special someone.

VALENTINE’S DAY ISN’T JUST FOR COUPLES

Who says Valentine’s Day is just for couples? Use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to defy cupid and create a memorable celebration – whether you’re single and ready to mingle, or just want to have a great time with friends.

If you’re ready to put your heart on the line, check-out OKCupid, eHarmony or HowAboutWe. One on one dates not your thing? Try Grouper Social Club which sets up drinks between two groups of friends.

Girls (and guys) just want to have fun. With just a few clicks, book a dinner with friends using OpenTable. Urban Daddy will help you create a fun-filled night. Just select what you want to do (try “I’m Game for Anything”) and who you’re with, and Urban Daddy will give you a handpicked list of the nearest spots that fit the bill, complete with venue descriptions, photos and GPS-powered directions to get you there fast.

KIDS VALENTINE’S DAY APPS

Get the little ones involved this Valentine’s day with some fun and creative apps to get them in the Valentine spirit..

Kids Fingerpainting – Valentine’s Day Universal (Free)
Kids can draw you a picture and personalize it with a frame and their autograph or beautiful saying!

Biscuit’s Valentine’s Day Storybook App Universal ($2.99)
Much more than just a book—you can read the story or have it read to you. There are also memory games, a coloring book, sticker activities and more.

Draw with Hearts Happy Valentine’s Day Universal (Free)
Draw animated hearts with special effects on your pictures or on a nice background, and share them via email/twitter/Facebook!

iSnuggle Universal (Free)
Create your own Valentine e-cards by combining baby animal characters, kid-safe love messages, and little cheery animal sounds. There are a variety of backgrounds including three heart types for Valentine’s Day or create backgrounds from your photo album.

Coloring Book – Valentines Universal ($1.99)
Create exclusive Valentine’s Day e-Cards in just a few clicks!

 

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